Infant Eye-Tracking in the Context of Goal-Directed Actions


should be sent to Daniela Corbetta, PhD, Department of Psychology, The University of Tennessee, 303D Austin Peay Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-0900. E-mail:


This paper presents two methods that we applied to our research to record infant gaze in the context of goal-oriented actions using different eye-tracking devices: head-mounted and remote eye-tracking. For each type of eye-tracking system, we discuss their advantages and disadvantages, describe the particular experimental setups we used to study infant looking and reaching, and explain how we were able to use and synchronize these systems with other sources of data collection (video recordings and motion capture) to analyze gaze and movements directed toward three-dimensional objects within a common time frame. Finally, for each method, we briefly present some results from our studies to illustrate the different levels of analyses that may be carried out using these different types of eye-tracking devices. These examples aim to highlight some of the novel questions that may be addressed using eye-tracking in the context of goal-directed actions.